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I Hide My Pain By Smiling

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    fea00karlaa fea00karlaa 13-15, F Dec 30, 2013

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    bloodykiller bloodykiller 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    It's A Defense Mechanism

     Whenever i feel pain and start feeling like crying, i tend to smile and laugh a bit while tears starts to fall down on my cheeks. That's why i'm calling it a defense mechanism. Each and everyone of us has our own way of hiding our true feelings. And i must say that each...
    torns08 torns08 26-30 1 Response Jun 3, 2010

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    Faking It ..

    I cant recall the last time I've truly been happy . I have this smile painted on my face daily , faking like I'm happy . But the truth is , I'm very unhappy and haven't been happy in a long time .
    dannylove dannylove 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2013

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    When all else fail,just smile

    and let them wonder why :)
    becks7ven becks7ven 18-21, M Feb 15

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    I Do It All The Time

    At times when I am aching the most in the inside and I see other people wether it be family, friends or strangers I don't want them to see my feelings.. meaning I don't want them to see how much pain I am in so I do I hide behind a smile. and then just go somewhere where I can be...
    sakura9 sakura9 18-21 4 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    I never let people know i'm sad.

    I cover it by being a goof and a smart@ss. I feel as if i annoy people by being silly and weird, but i'm only that way because i'm lonely. But i know that if i tell people that i'm sad, or act sad, i'll just annoy people even more. People don't like problems like that. I'll...
    thedifferent thedifferent 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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    I Hate This Effing Disease

    Just had a wonderful night w a wonderful person. I had to leave early cause my stomachs hurt so bad. I got home and automatically took my nausea medication but the pain and nausea was to intense. I scrambled around downstairs and brought myself 4 bottles of water preparing myself...
    amandaleighhh13 amandaleighhh13 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    When I Am Asked Are You Ok

    when iam asked are you ok ? even when someone hurts my feeling i just smile and say yes  iam fine even when iam not deep down
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2010

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    Nobody knows how much your actions affected me.

    They only see what I allow them to see, nobody truly knows the real me. I'm a sad human being just trying to break free and erase the scars you left on my heart! It's just to hard fighting alone, sometimes I want to die.. I'm slowly giving up inside 💔 Ps: I wrote the poem in...
    kelsey9317 kelsey9317 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    :D Smile D:

    "Say cheese" No one sees you past that. Just look happy, just look pretty. No one really cares. You can be dieing for all they care. And that whats happening. I am dieing slowly but surly. I dont care that they dont care but I would like someone to see behind my smile. I could...
    Geinger Geinger 16-17, F Nov 26, 2011

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    I Hide My Pain

        I don't know why I hide my pain. Some how I have become good at it. I don't like people to ask me how I'm doing. For i know that there is nothing that they can do to help me. I like to hide that fact that i'm hurting. I know that I shouldn't do that at all. I...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Sep 1, 2010

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    I Just Don't Want Anyone To Worry About Me

    I never want to talk about my inner problems because i don't think i should burden anyone with them. So i just wear a smile everytime i see everyone to pretend like everything is fine. Talking about what really troubles me takes a long time but wearing a smile is a lot easier...
    ImperfectionsMakeUsUnique ImperfectionsMakeUsUnique 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2012

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    fea00karlaa fea00karlaa 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I used to cry all the time in elementary .

    And it was really embarrassing some people hated me for it. Evenually i learned to (for some reAson) not only not cry in front of others but to pretend that everything that happened to me , every insult every mean nickname anything that would make anyone else upset I pretend it...
    eacope9609 eacope9609 16-17, M Mar 7

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    I honestly can't stand

    when people pity me or feel bad for me so whenever something bad happens in my life I don't tell anyone and I just smile and keep going. Only my closest friends actually know what's going on.
    horsecrazy3 horsecrazy3 13-15, F Apr 6

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    The Masks We Wear

           When the kids make fun of you, learn to laugh with them. That's what I was told over and over again.  I retreated into myself more and more, leaving all the hurt behind a wavering smile with tears wanting to escape from my eyes.  All though school it never stopped...
    JinnieH JinnieH 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2011

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    Always Done It, Its Just Me I Guess

    well sure i have always smiled to hide the pain away, its like a reflex. every time something bad happens, BAMa smile. But another thing is i want to help my friends, i don't want to think about my life, my problems, my fears.when i help others i stop thinking about my life which...
    UmbraEyes UmbraEyes 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    I am the happy-go-lucky girl

    that is always going out of her way for other people and loves to make someone smile or laugh. I am also the girl who self harms, and cries herself to sleep. I am the person you would least likely expect to cut themselves or cry themselves to sleep, but the happiest ones are...
    WarriorWannabe WarriorWannabe 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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    Every Day

    i hide the pain of myself by smiling . the pain of my past , present and this is all physical and emotional and just being too hard on my self.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 2, 2010

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    Sometimes........

    .....It hurts so bad to smile when on the inside I am breaking and shattering like a china dish. I wish there was some one in my life who really understood how I feel. People will tell you they do understand but sometimes I wonder if they actually do. Especially when in the same...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 3, 2013

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    Friend, Foe, Or Other?

    *Sigh* Dear Lord where do I even begin?...My Ex boyfriend and I have been broken up for almost a year. And throughout that we have tried to be friends and failed...miserably. We didn't talk for MONTHS. He even has a new girlfriend and adores her. Now, this week I found out he...
    TrappedAbs TrappedAbs 18-21, F Mar 11, 2013

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our

    school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my mind I was thinking "you know what, I'm gonna try to talk to her, I need to man up, I need to know how to talk to a girl and here's my first...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 6

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    Smile so nobody know I got a F

    Sitting in my desk n teacher hands out graded essay homework I spend 4 hours on. My heart beat fast n im super nervous my hands skakeing bad my anxiety getting worst. Then my paper land on my desk. I look round ppl have different looks some confuse some mad dome just smile. I...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 28, 2013

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    fea00karlaa fea00karlaa 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I Want To Be Honest To Myself And Others

    For some odd reason i always hide my pain by smiling, fisicall or emotional . Its like im afraid of something but don't know what mabey its the fact that im actully weak so i act strong. if im sad upset or sick i still smile like no tomorow . I have always semm like the stong...
    twiligth2013 twiligth2013 16-17, F 5 Responses May 12, 2012

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    fea00karlaa fea00karlaa 13-15, F Dec 27, 2013

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    Never Been So Unhappy

    I can't even remember the last time I actually smiled because I felt happy all I do now is put on a fake smile so everyone around me thinks I'm okay. I haven't smiled for real since the last time I saw my boyfriend. 4 months ago, the love of my life was taken away from me. He was...
    amychrisinee amychrisinee 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2013

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    It's so funny though.

    Probably NO ONE knows I'm so anxious and depressed. Sure, you sometimes nag to your friends about a few things that bother you, but they never take you seriously. They'll never know what's really going on in your head . They really don't know how much self-hatred I deal with and...
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    The day went by like a flash till about 1:40

    when playful banter and silly comments brought back the pain I've been trying to hide but instead of stoping them from saying it I smiled and got back to work.
    shadow721 shadow721 18-21, M Dec 13, 2013

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    I have one friend whom I know

    for the past 6 months. We clicked and get close pretty fast, hanging out and talking like a close friend. She personally had one bestfriend whom she knew for more than 4 years, which I respect their bestfriend relationship on the first place and I know no one can replace her...
    anonymousme517 anonymousme517 18-21, F Jan 26

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    People often say to me 'you always seem

    so happy, are you ever sad' Of course i am, i'm a person, i have emotions and feelings. Its hiding them that's the good part, it has bad sides, like the fact that i can't trust hardly anybody and don't want them to know everything about me. I use it as a defence mechanism. To me...
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    Why?

    Sometimes I ask myself how I'm still alive,how come I could still take all this pain and still be alive.
    2gaytofuction 2gaytofuction 18-21, F Oct 11, 2013

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    Often

    Sometimes it's just easier to put on that smile. To just keep the illusion up. Why spread this sadness that I feel around?
    Oso41412 Oso41412 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2012

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    I Just Can't Handel It All

    For some odd reason i always hide my pain by smiling, fisicall or emotional . Its like im afraid of something but don't know what mabey its the fact that im actully weak so i act strong. if im sad upset or sick i still smile like no tomorow . I have always semm like the stong...
    IamME2012 IamME2012 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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    The Strong One..

    "You're strong, Crystal, you never let anything bring you down" Aha.. I'll never forget those words. That's obviously what every body thinks when I don't care about all the **** that they do to me. I even think I should be an actress, I would be the best actress of the world. No...
    GlassGirl01 GlassGirl01 16-17, F Aug 15, 2013

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    I really want to die

    so bad! But just don't know how to do it
    BrokenArrow25 BrokenArrow25 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    My friend just passed away 2 months ago He

    was shot 4 times It hurt so much to thing he was goon The worst part is my mom didn't even let me go to his car ways or funeral ... & I just think about him all the time but I know he's in a better place
    fea00karlaa fea00karlaa 13-15, F Jan 11

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    A Poem By My Bestfriend

    My smile is my bushel basket My tears the flame I hide them under the basket When all the sudden psi is too much The dam breaks Before I can save anyone The wave leaves heavy damage behind And I put the smile on and the tears again build By-DQ-J-T Yours Truly, TrappedAbs
    TrappedAbs TrappedAbs 18-21, F Mar 26, 2013

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    I Hide My Pain By Smiling But The Smile....

    is slowly dying... I don't know if this is even the right group. I have read a few and it seems like more of you'll are just hiding your painful emotions. I am hiding the true pain that is within my body. (Not to say that you aren't, just the few that I read). I am 29 and...
    rarasnake rarasnake 26-30, F Aug 2, 2011

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    I am a simple girl with a thousand feelings

    who hides behind a fake smile
    crystallyne crystallyne 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    A Glass Rose

    A shattered vase in the midst of rose petals. What do I do? I’m screaming in a room filled with people but no one even flinches to look at me. Can you hear my battle cry? Can you hear the beginning of the fight; the drums drumming, the war cry of my people, the passion fueled...
    PeelingPaint PeelingPaint 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2013

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    Confused

    For a while I feel like I've been sinking. This just feels like the last straw. It's about a boy I have really liked for years now. My friend encouraged me to start up a conversation with him, she said that I deserved to give myself a chance. Then yesterday she said she needed to...
    FateFellShort FateFellShort 16-17, F 3 Responses May 18, 2011

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    I feel so heartbroken

    and scared and depressed . It's been 6 months and ever since I tested for HIV (it was negative) but that has me so paranoid now. I'm constantly worried and living as if something is wrong. My bf broke up with me and my mom has breast cancer, I'm tired from working and then I...
    fearfultofearless fearfultofearless 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I'm the type of girl

    who always smiles even when I'm hurting... And the one that could brighten up your day even if I can't brighten up my own.
    kittysaurus kittysaurus 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    If You Really Knew My Past

    I wear a mask, a mask that covers the truth about my past and people. A smile that laughs at every joke aimed at me to show I don't care, A smile that smiles at everyone to show I don't care Any more. I fight back tears and try to keep that glint in my eye, I don't want people...
    NeverLetThemWin NeverLetThemWin 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    My Fake Smile

    I  smile  infront of my relatives and my family just to pretend everything is ok which is not reality. My soul is dead inside. But  I didn't finish my ***** body because I need this body  to pretend everything is all right......sigh.........
    richa12345678 richa12345678 22-25, F 12 Responses May 8, 2011

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